Environmental Education

The following lists are not intended to be exhaustive.  California State Parks is not responsible for content found on non-California State Parks sites.

Curriculum Materials and Other Resources: National

California Environmental Protection Agency, The Education and Environment Initiative State Agency.  Provides information about the multi-agency initiative to incorporate environmental education into California's primary and secondary schools. Includes links to curriculum, FAQs, authorizing legislation and more. http://www.calepa.ca.gov/Education/EEI/

Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP). National non-profit organization. A clearinghouse for educators with information and resources for promoting academic achievement and environmental literacy. http:www2.epa.gov/education/national-environmental-education-training-program

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). Professional association for environmental educators. Provides information on professional development activities for environmental educators and a national clearinghouse of resources, programs and initiatives. www.naaee.org

Sharing Nature Foundation. Educational Organization.  Provides information on programs for adult leaders, books and resources, Flow Learning™, and Sharing Nature Worldwide activities.  https://www.sharingnature.com/

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Environmental Education Portal. Federal agency. Provides links to grant opportunities, educator and researcher resources, and general information about environmental education. www.epa.gov/enviroed

The Paul F-Brandwein Institute Inc. Non-profit organization. Showcases the Institute’s conservation education activities and provides a working environment for ongoing collaboration and dialog among the institute’s fellows, staff and board members. www.brandwein.org

Green Schoolyards and School Gardens

Education Outside. Public-private alliance.  Provides links to member organizations, schools and agencies and information on how to get involved.  Lists green schoolyards and projects. http://www.educationoutside.org

Kidsgardening.org, helping young minds grow. Non-profit organization. Offers resources for teachers and parents, including information on grants.  Site provides link to affiliated store. http://www.kidsgardening.org/

The Edible Schoolyard.  Non-profit organization.  Provides information on the Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School organic garden and resources to guide the development of your own school garden.  http://www.edibleschoolyard.org/

Collective Roots
. Non-profit organization.  Describes organization’s school gardening and youth development programs in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto, California.  Provides information on events, how to get involved and links to related news. http://www.collectiveroots.org/

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Curriculum Materials and Other Resources: State

State of Minnesota, Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge, Natural Wonders. State Agency.  Online publication/ guide to early childhood theory and educational approaches applied to environmental education: http://www.eeportal.minnesotaee.org/

Environmental Education Association of Illinois. Professional association and communication network for Illinois conservationists, environmentalists and environmental educators. Provides information on professional development, mini-grants and resources for educators, including annual conference.https://www.eeai.net/

Illinois Department of Natural Resources' Division of Education.  State agency. Provides educational materials, field trip and schoolyard habitat development grants, professional development for teachers and more.  http://dnr.state.il.us/education/

Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center.  Non-profit educational partner for Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (National Park Service).  Provides information on school group programs, teacher workshops, summer camps and facilities. https://duneslearningcenter.org

EcoSchool Design. Private company.  Information on design services.  Extensive list of annotated links to organizations around the world addressing Green Schools, Creative Play, and other conservation issues. http://www.ecoschools.com/